Canadian pop star Justin Bieber has recently announced he would be taking a break from touring in order to focus on his personal life and “repairing some of the deep-rooted issues that I have.” But that hasn’t stopped the 25-year-old singer from taking to social media, including the recent Twitter post where `Bieber challenges Tom Cruise, the star of the “Mission Impossible” franchise, to an Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) fight. Fans have been buzzing about it since.
While in the middle of dropping new surprise singles – one which includes an Ed Sheeran feature, Justin wrote, “I wanna challenge Tom Cruise to fight in the octagon,” Justin wrote. “Tom if you don’t take this fight your [sic] scared and you will never live it down. Who is willing to put on the fight?”
In the very same tweet, Justin tagged the President of the UFC, Dana White.
While Dana White hasn’t responded yet, UFC fighter Conor McGregor jumped on the response, going as far as offering to host it.
“If Tom Cruise is man enough to accept this challenge, McGregor Sports and Entertainment will host the bout,” McGregor tweeted. “Does Cruise have the sprouts to fight, like he does in the movies? Stay tuned to find out!”
In the same rant, he went on to challenge actor Mark Wahlberg, to a similar fight.
“I challenge Mark Wahlberg on the very same card,” McGregor wrote. “Back when Mark Wahlberg [sic] was Marky Mark, I’d’ve [sic] still slapped the ears off him and took my UFC shares back.”
What has everyone wondering, is why does Justin Bieber want to fight Tom Cruise anyways?
As far as anyone can tell, there is no previous bad blood between Bieber and Cruise that would warrant any fight. Therefore, it’s probably safe to assume that Bieber’s challenge to the 56-year-old actor is another way to create attention in time for the release of his new music. Cruise still has yet to respond, and probably won’t accept the challenge.
If the fight does go ahead, Cruise would be fighting a man less than half his age, not to mention two inches taller to him. But to be fair, at least Cruise can boast a net worth estimated at $570 million, which is definitely higher than Bieber’s estimated net worth of $265 million.
Despite Cruise being the older of the two, it hasn’t affected Twitter’s confidence in Cruise, with many favoring him to win the fight, were it to take place.
Another person on Twitter decided to tweet their imagined conversation between Cruise and his manager, and how they hope it will go.
“At some point tonight Tom Cruise’s agent will have to call Tom Cruise and tell him that Justin Bieber has challenged him to a fight,” the user wrote. “This is an actual conversation that will happen.”
We’ll see if Bieber actually gets a response back from Cruise.